Serosurvey Project Research Nurse – Local Position Menzies, Dili, Timor-Leste

ABOUT MENZIES:Menzies School of Health Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving Indigenous, global and tropical health. Menzies has a history of over 30 years of scientific discovery and public health achievement, joining with partners across the Asia-Pacific as well as Indigenous communities across northern and central Australia.THE PROJECTS:The Menzies Global and Tropical Health (GTH) Division is committed to tackling key areas of public health concern that impact on the health and wellbeing of people and communities across northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. With a focus on translational research we shape our research program through close collaboration with a diverse range of healthcare providers, policy makers and researchers, to target priority health issues. Our aim is to find meaningful and relevant ways to improve the health of people in our region.The Menzies Timor-Leste office currently manages three main projects, STRONG-TL, the Fleming Fund Country Grant for Timor-Leste and a seroprevalence study (ARIA-RISE), with other smaller projects and partnerships running concurrently.The ARIA-RISE Serosurvey project (Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance - Regional Immunisation Support and Engagement) will involve research into seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 (virus causing COVID-19 infection) and select vaccine-preventable diseases including measles and hepatitis B in Timor-Leste.ARIA-RISE will include three research studies into different populations:SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among close contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19SARS-CoV-2 and vaccine-preventable diseases seroprevalence among health care workersPopulation based study of SARS-CoV-2 and vaccine-preventable diseases seroprevalence in Timor-LesteSUMMARY OF POSITION:The Serosurvey Project research nurse will support the work of the ARIA-RISE research studies, including socialisation, recruitment, sample collection and transport and the processes and documentation required.SELECTION CRITERIA:Essential:Graduate degree in nursing and relevant clinical experience in the fieldProficient in performing venepuncture for blood collectionFluent in TetumDemonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a teamEffective organisation skills and flexibility with work tasksStrong communication skillsGood time management skills, with ability to work efficiently while maintaining accuracy and qualityClear, legible handwriting and high level competence with use of computersExcellent data entry skills and attention to detail – thorough, careful, accurateDemonstrated ability to follow proceduresInitiative, good judgement and strong problem-solving skillsWillingness to learn, continuously improve and respond positively to feedback and supervisionAbility to manage sensitive issues and maintain confidentialityHold or be able to obtain a National Police Clearance certificateWillingness to travel to municipalities for ARIA-RISE research projects as requiredUnderstanding of and commitment to Menzies values, the principles of Equal Opportunity and contributing to a safe and inclusive workplaceCommitment to responsible, accurate communication that maintains confidentiality of private information, promotes positive health messages, and avoids spreading false, misleading or potentially harmful informationDesirable:Skills in performing venepuncture or blood collection from childrenPrevious research experienceExisting understanding of principles of good clinical practice in research, including holding a valid certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in researchGood conversational EnglishClosing date:   28 February 2021 To apply for this position, please refer to http://careers.menzies.edu.au/  and select / click on the Serosourvey Project Coordinator – Local Position, Menzies, Dili, Timor-Leste role. Please ensure to attach your application letter and Curriculum Vitae with three references, Copy of Identity Card/ BI or Electoral Card and Copy of Good behavior certificate (kelakuan baik) before or by the 28th February 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.   Menzies Timor-Leste is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.POSITION DESCRIPTION 5760 AUD Dili